Senior Family Support Worker
JOB TITLE: Senior Family Support Worker – Intensive Prevention Service
Salary: Grade: 7 + 2 increments
37 hours – 12 months Fixed Term
Department: PEOPLE - Families First Looked After Services
The Intensive Prevention Service is part of Staffordshire’s Edge of Care Service
The service supports children and young people who are at risk of becoming accommodated by the County Council to remain in their home, or to return home from a period of short term accommodation and ensure that those individuals with greatest need are supported before their needs escalate. The team will work in line with Staffordshire’s Families First early intervention principles and processes and work will be undertaken in partnership with Local Support Teams, Safeguarding Units and other professionals including the 3rd Sector. The team is based in Stafford but work across the county.
The team also provide support to children returning home from long term care.
The role of this post is to support children and their families by both working directly with them and also by coordinating the work of other professionals to offer additional support.
Applicants must have significant experience of working with children / young people and their families.
There is an expectation that this post will include evening and weekend work where two additional increments will be paid.
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For more information about the role please contact: Mandy Thomas – 01785 895782
Closing Date: 12.8.2018
Interview Date: 23.8.2018
Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.